Joachim Wtewael / The Judgment of Paris / 1602Joachim Wtewael
The Judgment of Paris

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Creator Name: Wtewael, Joachim Anthonisz
Creator Nationality: European; Dutch
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1566 - 1638
Gender: M
Creator Name-CRT: Joachim Wtewael
Title: The Judgment of Paris
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1602
Creation End Date: 1602
Creation Date: 1602
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: Oil on copper
Dimensions: Unframed: 15.4cm x 20.5cm
Inscriptions: signed lower left: IO. WTE / WAEL. FE / 1602 [TE, AE in monogram]
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1984.14
Credit Line: Mr. and Mrs. William H. Marlatt Fund
Provenance: private collection, Spain. (Harari & Johns, London).
Context: Joachim Wtewael was a leading Mannerist painter in the Netherlands, favoring the twisting figures and elegant poses that had spread from Italy throughout Europe in the late 1500s. Paris was asked to determine which goddess-Minerva, Juno, or Venus-was the most beautiful in the universe. Paris is seated on the rock at the right awarding the prize, a golden apple, to Venus.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1984.14
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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